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We all know Agathyar (Agastya) had a part to play in Ramayana. But was it the same Agathyar who lived in Tamil Nadu 5000 years back as 1st Siddhar? His famous writing is Agathyar 12000 songs & his line about God was "சக்தியே பராபரமே ஒன்றே தெய்வம்"

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    Yes, both of them are the same Agastya. He appears in many Puranas, the Ramayana and is also credited for creating our beautiful language Thamizh... – Hayagreev Ram Aug 15 '18 at 9:00
  • @HayagreevRam I thought Skanda gave Tamil to Agastya. – DirghaChintayanti Aug 15 '18 at 9:05
  • @SudarshanaSuri Yes you’re right. I meant popularising... I used the wrong word... sorry – Hayagreev Ram Aug 15 '18 at 9:13
  • It was Lord Muruga who created Tamil language and his disciple was Agathyar. – Akshay S Aug 15 '18 at 10:02
  • The saptrishis are immortal, so no surprise that agastya of ramayana and the tamil one are same. – Anisha Aug 15 '18 at 10:04

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